Zerocat is run by Kai Mertens. Friends and contributors are Hoki, Tomás and Ricardo, as well as some pioneer customers and supporters. We are running a small mailing list and we use PGP-encryption with GnuPG.
If you need to see a tool or hardware which does not yet exist as free-design, we would love to hear about it!
Please also be aware of networks like LibrePractice.org. These will be of interest to you if you are looking for a vision of free-software business practices.
To sum up: If you want to do things differently, there are ways to do it! Spread the word, tell people about it and engage a free-design hardware hacker! We will all win ;-)